Living Reviews author Claudia de Rham wins Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists

© SpringerInaugural Blavatnik Awards Finalist in the UK is recognized for revitalizing the theory of massive gravity

19 January 2018

The Blavatnik Awards, established by the Blavatnik Family Foundation in the United States in 2007 and administered by the New York Academy of Sciences, honour and support exceptional early-career scientists and engineers aged 42 years or younger. 

Dr. Claudia de Rham is awarded a Finalist title in the Physical Sciences & Engineering category. She will receive a US$30,000 cash prize and a medal at the 2018 Blavatnik Awards in the UK Ceremony on 7 March 2018 in London. 

The award recognizes her work for "revitalizing the theory of massive gravity, which revolutionized our understanding in the nature of gravity and the fundamental evolution of the universe". 

Claudia de Rham's open-access article on "Massive Gravity" in Living Reviews in Relativity (2014) 17:7 has been cited as a key publication of her research.